Restaurant Policy and Lobby

 

Complying with the Costly Affordable Care Act

Restaurateurs are searching for ways to mitigate increased costs when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act takes effect in 2014 and any restaurant with 50 or more full-time employees is required by law to comply.

NRA Responds to Ruling to Overturn New York City Beverage Ban

The National Restaurant Association released the following statement about the decision by a New York state judge who struck down the New York City beverage ban March 11. 

Immigration Reform on Track for 2013, NRA Says

The National Restaurant Association said it is encouraged that immigration reform is starting to gather momentum early in 2013.The Association also noted it is continuing to lobby for legislation that makes sense for restaurateurs and other small business owners.

Liquor Laws are Utah’s Achilles’ Heel Liquor Laws are Utah’s Achilles’ Heel

Proposed legislation could make it easier for restaurants that rely on alcohol sales to expand in Utah.

Concealed Handguns in Restaurants Bill Introduced Again in N.C. General Assembly

On January 30, Representative Justin Burr (R-Stanly and Montgomery Counties) introduced House Bill 17 – Gun Permits/Restaurants and Confidentiality.

And the Ban Goes On: California Still Says No to Foie Gras And the Ban Goes On: California Still Says No to Foie Gras

From Napa’s fine-dining establishments to chic eateries in San Diego’s Gaslamp District, when California’s foie-gras ban went into effect on July 1, 2012—barring restaurants from selling the fattened goose or duck liver derived by overfeed

The Discount Dilemma The Discount Dilemma

When diners tip based on discounted prices, servers and service suffers.

Minding Your Guests’ Manners Minding Your Guests’ Manners

Establish clear rules for behavior and empower staff to enforce them.

PwC Study: Renewable Fuel Standard Is Estimated to Cost Chain Restaurants Billions

The National Council of Chain Restaurants released a new, comprehensive report on the impact of federal ethanol policies, specifically the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), on the chain restaurant industry, commodity prices, and the food supply chain.

National Council of Chain Restaurants Disappointed in EPA’s Decision on RFS Waiver

The National Council of Chain Restaurants issued the following statement November 16 from executive director Rob Green on the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision not to grant a waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard mandate:

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